Can the Resurrected Christ Restore the Nation?

Ramon Arias | April 21, 2014

What does the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which took place 2000 years ago, have to do with the well-being of the nation? How would you answer that question? The future of America depends upon your understanding of the relationship between the Resurrection of Christ and the forming of this country; failure to do so will continue to plunge the nation into national suicide.

Before 1776 there was 1620 where the laying of the foundation took place by the forefathers, which was to become the experiment of a new form of government like no other in human history.

The generation of the Founding Fathers, even though they were a minority in the colonies, was not willing to continue being under the oppressive centralized power of the king and the Church of England.  They fought for and won the right given by God to pursue and improve their quality of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not only for them but also for their neighbors and their communities.  They were visionaries and planned for future generations to follow in their footsteps.

The American reliance upon the Providence of the Almighty, Creator of all things, has shifted to the glorification of the State by the constant indoctrination of this godless ideology, which has infiltrated the religious, educational, political, economical, and legal institutions. This has made society less productive and has imposed greater financial burdens through taxation, ignoring what history teaches of the devastation this causes.

The Preamble to the United States Constitution says “…to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity…” What were they talking about? Think for a moment, they fought a war to liberate themselves from tyranny; they wanted to be free to elect public servants and not live under a monarchy of imposed rulers. They desired individuals that had no love of money or power to be their leaders. That was the quality of character they wanted in their civil government and for their families, neighbors and future generations. Enough intelligence was required to understand what they understood about the God of the Bible form of government, the purpose of Jesus Christ to redeem humanity by the forgiveness of sin and imparting His resurrected life through the Holy Spirit.

It is not uncommon for most of our politicians, educators, religious leaders and many others, who shape the culture of the nation with their ideas, to not mean what they say about their convictions in the God of the Bible and the resurrected Christ. Their actions betray their mouth. However, in the case of the Founding Fathers, even though they were far from perfect, said what they meant and meant what they said.

Let us consider John Jay (President of Congress; Diplomat; original Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and Governor of New York), declare the following statement, which conveys the same worldview as the other Founding Fathers because they had similar convictions for a better country:

  • “Condescend, merciful Father! to grant as far as proper these imperfect petitions, to accept these inadequate thanksgivings, and to pardon whatever of sin hath mingled in them for the sake of Jesus Christ, our blessed Lord and Savior; unto Whom, with Thee, and the blessed Spirit, ever one God, be rendered all honor and glory, now and forever.”
  • “Unto Him who is the author and giver of all good, I render sincere and humble thanks for His manifold and unmerited blessings, and especially for our redemption and salvation by His beloved Son. . . . Blessed be His holy name.”
  • “Mercy and grace and favor did come by Jesus Christ, and also that truth which verified the promises and predictions concerning Him and which exposed and corrected the various errors which had been imbibed respecting the Supreme Being, His attributes, laws, and dispensations.”
  • “By conveying the Bible to people . . . we certainly do them a most interesting act of kindness. We thereby enable them to learn that man was originally created and placed in a state of happiness, but, becoming disobedient, was subjected to the degradation and evils which he and his posterity have since experienced. The Bible will also inform them that our gracious Creator has provided for us a Redeemer in whom all the nations of the earth should be blessed – that this Redeemer has made atonement ‘for the sins of the whole world,’ and thereby reconciling the Divine justice with the Divine mercy, has opened a way for our redemption and salvation; and that these inestimable benefits are of the free gift and grace of God, not of our deserving, nor in our power to deserve. The Bible will also [encourage] them with many explicit and consoling assurances of the Divine mercy to our fallen race, and with repeated invitations to accept the offers of pardon and reconciliation . . . They, therefore, who enlist in His service, have the highest encouragement to fulfill the duties assigned to their respective stations; for most certain it is, that those of His followers who [participate in] His conquests will also participate in the transcendent glories and blessings of His Triumph.”
  • “I recommend a general and public return of praise and thanksgiving to Him from whose goodness these blessings descend. The most effectual means of securing the continuance of our civil and religious liberties is always to remember with reverence and gratitude the source from which they flow.”
  • “The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.”
  • “[T]he evidence of the truth of Christianity requires only to be carefully examined to produce conviction in candid minds... they who undertake that task will derive advantages.”
  • “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” [1]

Did you get all that? The only way America can be restored is by experiencing once again the Resurrection of Christ in the life of the believers. Christ's Resurrection was not meant for establishing social clubs and erecting elaborate buildings, rather, for us to be the temple of the living God and the expression of His fullness undertaking the task to becoming mature in Christ Jesus. After all, we do have His mind (1 Corinthians 2:16).

Here we have it! America was founded as a Christian nation, period. End of story. John Jay said it well: “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” This is a strong declaration and evidence that Christians cannot blame anyone for where the nation is today and the wrong direction it is headed. If we do not respond to God's calling it will be due to our rebellion against God’s command on how to restore the nation according to the way that has been prepared for us by those who paved the way and traveled the road of independence under God.

You have heard it said many times, “The fool says in his heart, there is no God” (Psalm 14:1). The Psalmist was right, I know, at one time I was one of them. Here is a question that you and I must answer, how should we call a person who professes to be a Christian with no evidence of the resurrected Christ in his or her life? Who is worse, the one that says there is no God or the one who says God exists, affirms that Jesus Resurrected, ascended to heaven and is sitting at the right hand of God, but does not obey Him and there is no evident fruit of a transformed life to corroborate any of it?

Can The Resurrected Christ Restore the Nation? YES, if we believe Him and live as the salt and light of this world.